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Death Compensation

Death compensation is a very important claim for affected family members. In death compensation claims, the family members of the deceased are allowed to claim against the person who is responsible for the negligence and resulting death. The relatives of the deceased person can pursue financial damages for losses suffered due to the third parties negligence.

Whenever death is caused by the negligence of another, it is the  responsibility of that individual to pay compensation to the relatives and family members of the victim. The compensation depends on the several points, such as the age and the present income of the deceased person. If the income of the victim was considerably high and there are dependents who have suffered financial loss, the value of the claim may be significantly large.

Other factors in this compensation claim include the relation of the deceased to the family member. The individuals that are able to claim can include; spouse, co-habitee, children and parents.  Under death compensation, you can claim for the loss of financial support and other funeral and medical expenses. In pursuing a case for death compensation there is a limited time period in which to commence a claim. Claims must usually be brought within 3 years of death. After the time limit expires, the victim’s family is not allowed to pursue a case against the responsible authority.

Cooks Legal deal with death compensation claims on a no win no fee basis. If we win the case for you, the entire compensation amount will be awarded to you without and deductions for costs from ourselves. We will recover our costs from the third party. In the event that the claim is unsuccessful, there are no charges for you to pay.


Pedestrian run over by car
Mrs K was knocked over by a car that mounted the pavement, fracturing her tibia. Following extensive medical investigations organised by Cooks, it transpired that the accident brought forward the need for a knee replacement operation in the next 5-10 years. Cooks settled Mrs K’s claim for £28,750.00 she said:
"I am very pleased with the service I have received and would recommend Cookss to my friends. My claim was handled in a very professional manner and I was kept informed of it’s progress. Everyone I met or spoke to was helpful and considerate and I felt confident in their abilities. This was important to me at the time of my accident and later."
Mrs K from Streetly